Annemarie McAvoy

Annemarie McAvoy

Annemarie McAvoy is a Consultant and Expert at Bates Group in financial crimes, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, Crypto-Currency and Anti-Bribery and Corruption compliance, internal investigations, fraud detection and prevention and crisis management. Ms. McAvoy is one of the founding members of Clovis Quantum Solutions, a boutique consulting firm. Not only does she design and enhance compliance programs, but she also handles legal cases, including criminal matters and civil litigation. Additionally, Ms. McAvoy teaches classes on financial crime at Columbia’s Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, where her students create white papers on white collar crime issues, including AML compliance, crypto-currency, and transnational organized crime. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.

Early in her career, Ms. McAvoy served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and, later, specialized in large financial crime cases at the Kings County (New York) District Attorney’s Office Rackets/Investigations Unit. She has legal and compliance experience from her time as in-house counsel at both Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, and as a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Financial Crimes Compliance Unit.

Ms. McAvoy has appeared for years as an on-air legal expert for major television and radio networks, is sometimes quoted by media outlets such as the Associated Press and, and authored articles published in, and Family Security Matters. She is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), the White Collar Committee of the American Bar Association and its Economic Crimes Subcommittee, and the Compliance Committee of the NYC Bar Association.



Clovis Quantum Solutions, CEO, New York, NY, 2019 – Present

McAvoy Consulting, LLC, Consultant, Attorney, Media Commentator, 2016 – Present

McAvoy Legal Services, PC, Owner and Attorney, 2019 – Present

Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, Adjunct Professor, New York, NY, 2015 – Present

NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, Hearing Officer, New York, NY, 2017 – 2019

Fordham University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, New York, NY, 2002 – 2015

Ernst & Young, Senior Manager, Financial Crimes Compliance Unit, 2015 –2016

McAvoy PC, Consultant, 2014 – 2015

Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, Rackets/Investigations Division, 2012 – 2014

Consultant, 2000 – 2012   

Citigroup,VP And Senior Legal Counsel, 1998 – 2000

Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter, Vice President and Senior Attorney, 1993 – 1998   

U.S. Attorney’s Office, EDNY, Assistant U.S. Attorney, NY, 1989 – 1993  

Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, Litigation Associate, 1987 – 1989  


Juris Doctor, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, 1985 – 1987   

St. John’s University School of Law, New York, NY, 1984 – 1985

Bachelor of Arts, St. John’s University, New York, NY, 1982 – 1984 (Valedictorian)


Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Member

American Bar Association, Member of The Business Law Section White Collar Crime Committee as well as the Economic Crimes Subcommittee.

New York City Bar Association, Member of the Compliance Committee and its Financial Crimes Subcommittee